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114. The Athenian envoys returned to the army; and the generals, when they found that the1 Melians would not yield, immediately commenced hostilities. They surrounded the town of Melos with a wall, dividing the work among the several contingents. [2] They then left troops of their own and of their allies to keep guard both by land and by sea, and retired with the greater part of their army; the remainder carried on the blockade.

1 The Athenians blockade Melos.

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    • C.E. Graves, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 4, CHAPTER XI
    • Charles D. Morris, Commentary on Thucydides Book 1, 1.26
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    • Herbert Weir Smyth, A Greek Grammar for Colleges, PRONOUNS
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), MELOS
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